Friday, Oct 24, 2014

SHARVARI PATWA

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BMC security staff train like paramilitary, Army soldiers
Thu, Apr 10, 2014

The NDRF module will help train the guards for search, rescue and evacuation of victims during floods and building collapses.

No parks and no recreation
Wed, Apr 02, 2014

The controversial caretaker and adoption policy to allow handover and maintenance of public open spaces to private trusts was stayed in 2007 by the then Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

6K staffers on poll duty, BMC depts struggle
Tue, Mar 25, 2014

The property tax department under BMC has admitted that it would be unable to garner the target of Rs 4,400 crore.

Pali Hill society row: Dy registrar summons Aamir, complainants
Fri, Mar 21, 2014

The family in the complaint had said the society’s managing committee was pushing Khan’s proposal.

BMC plans to supply water to illegal slums
Mon, Feb 10, 2014

The BMC suffers losses worth an average of Rs 400 crore annually due to water theft and illegal connections.

Swimming against the tide
Thu, Feb 06, 2014

The current water tariff in Mumbai is unsustainable, says Sharvari Patwa.

Bhendi Bazaar project has no plan for fire station, BMC raises a stink
Tue, Jan 14, 2014

Asks trust handling the redevelopment project to make room for tackling fire in highrises.

Tepid response for water supply improvement project
Thu, Jan 02, 2014

Only two firms,Vonia Water India Private Ltd and Europe-based Suez Environment Pvt Ltd,have bid for the project so far.

Law no bar for lawmakers
Tue, Dec 31, 2013

From abusing a traffic cop or beating up a civic engineer,they were clearly on the rampage

City may soon have hawkers on their best behaviour
Mon, Dec 30, 2013

The BMC has suggested uniforms with logos and training programmes for street vendors

Civic chief asks BMC,fire dept to adhere to SC order on open spaces
Thu, Dec 26, 2013

Builders’ body plans to file review petition in apex court

Western suburbs top BMC’s list of ‘illegal’ towers
Wed, Dec 25, 2013

Currently,there is lack of clarity as to which guidelines will be finally implemented.

U-turn: BMC might charge you for its WiFi service
Tue, Dec 24, 2013

The proposal to provide WiFi coverage,which was among the promises made by Shiv Sena in the run-up to the civic elections last year,was now in its final stage.

‘Injuries could have been avoided if firemen had worn new uniform’
Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Senior fire officials said the new uniforms are of international standard and used in Dubai,which experiences weather similar to Mumbai’s.

Open space order will affect most projects in city,says civic chief
Thu, Dec 19, 2013

A day after Supreme Court ruling,Sitaram Kunte says he has stopped clearing files.

SC open space order will affect most projects in city: Mumbai civic chief
Thu, Dec 19, 2013

Redevelopment projects account for at least 60 per cent of building projects in the city.

SC says builders must stick to norms on open recreational space
Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Court had observed that the recreational space available at the ground level was reduced to a mere 7.7 per cent of the area.

‘Large amount of inflammable matter was stored in flat where fire broke out’
Mon, Dec 16, 2013

The BMC is probing whether the flat owner had the permission to carry out renovation work.

DP proposes major development in areas near mass transit corridors
Tue, Nov 26, 2013

This is in stark contrast to its previous DP of 1991,in which it had restricted development on either side.

Residents claim toll higher than reported,but bodies not recovered
Mon, Nov 25, 2013

The fire took place in the heart of the dense slum network at Backbay around 10.30 am after a gas cylinder blast.

Civic body roots for mandatory affordable housing component
Mon, Nov 25, 2013

The BMC has suggested that “inclusionary housing” as a policy be adopted to augment the need for affordable housing.

Slums ignored in BMC’s new development plan
Mon, Nov 25, 2013

Over 60 per cent of the city’s population lives in these areas.

‘Only five wards meet 1991 DP standards’
Fri, Nov 22, 2013

A 280-page ‘preparatory studies’ report of the BMC reveals these five wards have per capita recreational open space in excess of 2 sq m per person.

City needs to free up 47 sq km for amenities in next 20 years: BMC
Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Civic body suggests doubling of open space requirement,experts disagree.

MNC food chains may set up shop at BMC headquarters
Tue, Nov 19, 2013

The proposal,which has been mooted by Shewale,is in final stages of approval from the civic administration.

No land for new structure,says Campa Cola architect
Thu, Nov 14, 2013

The SC order cannot be disturbed and the demolition has to take place.

Towers of contention
Wed, Nov 13, 2013

In the last 24 months,there have been at least seven policy drafts by the three agencies.

Residents knew extra floors were illegal,but still bought flats,says architect
Wed, Nov 13, 2013

BMC repeatedly rejected builders appeals for regularisation of the illegal floors in the complex.

Legal flat owners to move court against demolition
Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Around 60 residents occupying the flats legally in the seven buildings plan to move the HC.

Campa Cola architect says buyers too knew it was all illegal
Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Former architect of Campa Cola buildings,Jayant Tipnis has said the affected residents,the civic administration as well as top politicians were aware of the illegalities in the structures.

Mumbai among top five cities to witness slowdown in home sales
Thu, Nov 07, 2013

Unaffordability,builders refusing to slash prices reasons behind the trend.

BMC pulls out 29 firemen families from staff quarters
Wed, Nov 06, 2013

Part of ground-plus-four building developed cracks.

Post-Dockyard Rd collapse,BMC to set up safety dept
Mon, Nov 04, 2013

The department will look into safety and health of civic employees and BMC-owned properties.

BMC to hire PR firms to raise awareness about waste management
Mon, Oct 21, 2013

BMC has decided to engage public relation PR firms to educate citizens on effective waste management.

Victims’ wait for relief announced by Chief Minister gets longer
Thu, Oct 17, 2013

Collector says incident not a natural disaster,not in his power to sanction compensation.

BMC earns Rs 1,900 cr from fungible FSI premium in first 6 months this year
Wed, Oct 16, 2013

In the corresponding period last fiscal,it had collected Rs 1,600 crore.